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6 Rules for Dealing With Habits vs. Tasks

Zen Habits had a thought provoking post on the differences between habits and tasks, and how and when you might include habits (or tasks-you-want-to-become-habits) on your to do list. The thing I really appreciated about this post was the idea of identifying or choosing ‘triggers’ for habitual behaviour: “I wake…

Watch High Quality Television over the Internet with Joost

Watch High Quality Television over the Internet with Joost

Windows/Mac: Freeware streaming television application Joost has released the 1.0 beta of their snappy, attractive on-demand video player. We took you on a tour of Joost a while back, but since then Joost has seen significant interface upgrades, more content deals, and—most importantly—has dropped the invite-only requirement. If you’re looking…

Clean Tough Stains with White Vinegar

Clean Tough Stains with White Vinegar

Anyone with hard water in their community can relate to the problem of some pretty impregnable stains. Cool Tools has a nifty solution for this: I used to scrub fruitlessly at toilet bowl rings until one day I tried pouring in some white vinegar (maybe a cup or two) and…